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tdw 09-15-2010 04:16 AM

I'm looking to install a pair of these. (Ignore the price this is Australia not the US.) Anyone have any experience with Enotech panels ? They are certainly well priced compared to BP and quite frankly I'm not in the mood to buy anything from BP right now.

Solar Online Australia - Solar E 130W Solar Panel SE130P 12V Polycrystalline Solar Module

sailingdog 09-15-2010 04:43 AM

They don't look too bad, but they're only 55 watts each...Don't know about the brand though, as I've never heard of them until you posted. I'd look for panels from Kyocera, which are pretty highly rated...do you have room for two 3' x 22" panels on the womboat??

mitiempo 09-18-2010 12:24 PM

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Stern mount works best - no shadows. Pic from Atom site.

tdw 09-19-2010 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 643974)
They don't look too bad, but they're only 55 watts each...Don't know about the brand though, as I've never heard of them until you posted. I'd look for panels from Kyocera, which are pretty highly rated...do you have room for two 3' x 22" panels on the womboat??

SD, Apologies, I didn't see your reply to my post.

Mispelt the name btw...should be Enertech.

55w panel is 900 * 550 (36'" * 22") 5.5 sq ft

80w panel is 1200 * 550 (47" * 22") 7 sq ft

Kyocera 70 is 800 * 650 (32" * 26") 5.75 sq ft

The 1200 panel is pushing it for space but we could handle two of the E55s or two of the K70ws. In fact the K70 would fit the available space(s) better than the EN55w. Twin panels would be mounted fore/aft on either side of bimini, alternatively we could possibly go for a single K135w across the stern.

sailingdog 09-20-2010 05:29 AM

Fuzzy-

Go with the two K70s, rather than the single K135. First, the two panels will give you some redundancy against breakage....:D Second, the two smaller panels are less likely to be shaded at the same time than the one larger panel. Shadows across a panel can drastically drop its output—so the two smaller panels may actually have an overall higher output relative to the one larger panel.

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Originally Posted by tdw (Post 645753)
SD, Apologies, I didn't see your reply to my post.

Mispelt the name btw...should be Enertech.

55w panel is 900 * 550 (36'" * 22") 5.5 sq ft

80w panel is 1200 * 550 (47" * 22") 7 sq ft

Kyocera 70 is 800 * 650 (32" * 26") 5.75 sq ft

The 1200 panel is pushing it for space but we could handle two of the E55s or two of the K70ws. In fact the K70 would fit the available space(s) better than the EN55w. Twin panels would be mounted fore/aft on either side of bimini, alternatively we could possibly go for a single K135w across the stern.


tdw 09-20-2010 04:52 PM

Solar Cells for the Womboat
 
Moved some posts from QuickMick's Solar thread cos it was starting to look like a hijack. I originally thought the two threads were compatible but now not so.

mitiempo...if you think your post shold have stayed with the other thread, let me know and I'll move it back.

mitiempo 09-20-2010 05:21 PM

tdw
Thanks but I think it's better here.

blt2ski 09-20-2010 05:43 PM

Sorry Fuzzy,

Not sure the solar cells will work, lack of brain cells is just that......lack off!:eek::eek::eek::p:p

Marty

tdw 09-20-2010 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by blt2ski (Post 646086)
Sorry Fuzzy,

Not sure the solar cells will work, lack of brain cells is just that......lack off!:eek::eek::eek::p:p

Marty

Here's me thinking that with my thinning pelt a solar array could put some heat back into my system.....:p

sailingdog 09-20-2010 06:15 PM

Hey, no picking on Fuzzy...he's only got the two brain cells, and they're working as hard as they can....:D :laugher


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